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Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979

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12Removal from, and restoration to, register

(1)The Central Council shall by rules determine circumstances in which, and the means by which—

(a)a person may, for misconduct or otherwise, be removed from the register or a part of it, whether or not for a specified period ;

(b)a person who has been removed from the register or a part of it may be restored to it; and

(c)an entry in the register may be removed, altered or restored.

(2)Committees of the Council shall be constituted by the rules to hear and determine proceedings for a person's removal from, or restoration to, the register or for the removal, alteration or restoration of any entry.

(3)The committees shall be constituted from members of the Council; and the rules shall so provide that the members of a committee constituted to adjudicate upon the conduct of any person are selected with due regard to the professional field in which that person works.

(4)The rules shall make provision as to the procedure to be followed, and the rules of evidence to be observed, in such proceedings, whether before the Council itself or before any committee so constituted, and for the proceedings to be in public except in such cases (if any) as the rules may specify.

(5)Schedule 3 to this Act has effect with respect to the conduct of proceedings to which this section applies.

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